DC Actuator Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of DC actuator manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top DC actuator manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any DC actuator company can design, engineer, and manufacture DC actuators to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach dc actuator companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of 12V DC actuator, AC actuators, and DC linear actuators.

  • Bethel, CT

    With over 30 years of operation we have the resources and the equipment necessary to bring to you products that you have been seeking. The quality of our DC actuators cannot be topped! Our research and development works constantly to ensure that we are bringing you products that are on the edge of innovation at all times. Our website features a free viewer in order for our clients to view, zoom and rotate through 3D models of our products with CAD software. Call today!

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  • Battle Creek, MI

    Though we are located in Battle Creek, Michigan our reach is nationwide. We strive to provide you with customer service that goes unmatched by the competition. It is our promise to you that whether you choose from our stock actuators or have order a unit that is custom built to your specifications we will provide you these products at a low competitive price. There is no job too large or too small for us to work with. Contact our customer service representatives today to learn more!

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  • Torrance, CA

    At IAI America, we are dedicated to providing value and originality with any product that we provide to you. Our linear actuator model types include slider, folded-motor slider, rod, and single, double, or ball-bushing type guided rod actuators. Our staff members are committed to being available in order to bring you full customer satisfaction while delivering the products that will best suit your needs. Contact us today and allow our skilled staff to answer your questions and solve your problems for you!

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  • Hatfield, PA

    Isotech provides a number of different linear actuator & lifting columns for various applications. These products can be customized to meet your specific load requirements and travel distances. You can trust the accuracy of these solutions and the experts at Isotech is always available to assist you with your needs. Feel free to contact them today to learn more information!

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  • Stratham, NH

    ElectroCraft hybrid stepper-based linear actuator solutions provide original equipment manufacturers the precision, performance and reliability that is required for a wide variety of motion control positioning applications. From medical and laboratory equipment to industrial machinery, ElectroCraft offers configurable or completely customizable solutions in three unique product designs: linear actuator (non-captive), leadscrew motor (external linear) or guided linear actuator (captive).

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  • Saanichton, BC

    For nearly six decades innovation from Beaver Aerospace & Defense provides actuation solutions for the Defense, Commercial, Industrial and Space industries. All of our products, including DC actuators, have a pre-developed, documented quality plan prior to product release and are monitored throughout the process to ensure customer requirements and satisfaction.

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  • Bethel, CT

    If you are looking for high quality and reliable DC actuators then look no further! We are here to fulfill all of your linear motion needs. Our energetic staff will be happy to help you to find a product that is sure to fit your project exactly. We are also in the business of customizing the product for you should we not have what you need. Bring us your business and we’ll bring you nothing but excellence. Contact one of our staff today to learn more!

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DC Actuators

DC actuators are devices that produce linear motion through the conversion of electrical direct current (DC) energy to mechanical energy. DC energy is one of the two main types of energy flow, the other being alternating current (AC) energy.

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Applications of DC Actuators

DC is the unidirectional flow of electricity, while AC oscillates electrical flow backward and forwards at specific frequencies. A much simpler source of energy, DC is used in mostly low-voltage applications and can be obtained from an AC current or changed into an AC current through the use of either an inverter or a motor-generator set. The ability to be changed into an AC current is important because nearly all modern electric power distribution is AC. As a result, DC actuators are typically used in industries and applications such as medical, for hospital beds, dental chairs, and additional medical equipment; industrial manufacturing, for machining, automation, and construction applications; automotive, for seat positioning, electrical suspensions and light-duty applications; and commercial and residential applications such as ventilation, home automation, food preparation, and commercial satellite tracking. For these applications and more, DC actuators are ideal as a result of their capabilities, including precision positioning, speed, and long service lives.

DC Actuator Design

The main parts of DC actuators are a DC motor, a screw rod, and a housing made from metals such as aluminum, zinc, or steel. The DC motor can be brushed or brushless. A brushed DC motor consists of a permanent magnet stator and a wound iron-core armature and a commutator with mechanical brushes. While the brushes serve to connect the power source to the armature, or a rotating coil that induces voltage from motion through a magnetic field, the brushes also cause decreased service life due to wear and tear. As a result, brushless DC motors can offer many advantages over the more traditional brushed DC motor design. Brushless DC motors consist of a permanent magnet rotor and coils that are within the stator. Instead of utilizing a mechanical commutation system, brushless DC motors use an electronically controlled commutation system. DC actuators may use ball screws or lead screws depending on the application; both types of screws can be used to translate rotational motion to linear motion. However, ball screws can typically offer reduced friction. To function, the DC motor is mechanically connected to a screw so that when the motor rotates, the screw also rotates. A nut is threaded onto the non-rotating part of the screw so that the nut will not rotate. Instead of rotating, the nut will be driven along the threads of the screw in a linear movement corresponding to the screw’s rotational motion. DC actuators often utilize worm gear sets to provide the required torque to rotate the screw.

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